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Brent Caldwell

Brent Caldwell has practiced law in the State of Kentucky for over 40 years. He started his career in Louisville, Kentucky as a Criminal Prosecutor with the Jefferson County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted every type of crime from murder to drug trafficking cases. Following his time as a prosecutor in Louisville, Brent returned to his home town of Princeton, Kentucky where he opened up his own law practice and devoted time as a Public Defender within the Kentucky State Penitentiary. Brent then left private practice when he was elected as the Caldwell County Attorney in Princeton, Kentucky. During his time as the Caldwell County Attorney, Brent prosecuted all misdemeanor offenses, preliminary hearings for Felony Offenses, juvenile criminal offenses, and child support cases. He also represented the County in all Civil affairs.

Brent’s talent as Caldwell County’s top prosecutor was noticed throughout the State and, in 1989, he was appointed to serve as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the State of Kentucky. He remained in that role until 1996. During his time as the Chief Deputy Attorney General, he served under two Attorneys General (Fred Cowan and Chris Gorman) and successfully prosecuted high profile criminal cases throughout the State.

In 1996, Brent left his post as Kentucky’s Chief Deputy Attorney General and joined the Lexington, Kentucky law firm of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland. During his time at McBrayer, Brent served as a partner and assisted in overseeing the litigation section. Brent litigated a number of complex cases while at McBrayer ranging from complex civil cases to defending state and federal crimes.

Brent left McBrayer in 2008 and entered back into the private practice of law. Today, Brent focuses his practice on pursuing Federal Civil Rights claims on behalf of clients who have been abused by law enforcement and jails. He also devotes a large portion of his practice to state and federal criminal defense. During his 40 plus year career, Brent has successfully argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court and the 6th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals as well as successfully tried numerous jury trials both civil and criminal. When not practicing law, Brent enjoys hunting on his farm in Fleming County and spending time with grandkids and loyal black Labrador Remi.

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“He went over and beyond what he had to do. Mr. Caldwell is the true definition of someone that absolutely puts his whole heart into what he does. I can never thank him enough.”
– L.S.